The computer case market continues to grow as more people are becoming computer enthusiasts unwilling to settle for the same boring box as everyone else. Case modding and self-expression continues to be popular. But what about the guy that wants a really cool case without putting in all of the effort of modding a case, adding a window, custom paint jobs, and everything else that goes along with it? Well, this type of consumer is what Antec appears to be trying to reach. The Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case is marketed as an "ultimate gamer case." The case consists of a metal frame, painted flat-black finish, and promises relatively quiet performance. On with the review...
Before jumping into the review, here is a list of some of the Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case features and specifications. As you can see the Antec case comes with some relatively unique features. Some of the highlights include the top-mounted 200mm exhaust fan, the hard disk cages, and the fact that all of the TriCool fans pre-installed in this system have variable speeds.
» Dimensions: 19.4" x 8.1 " x 18.4" (LxWxH)
» Top mounted 200mm Tri-Cool exhaust fan
» 2x front loaded HDD (harddisk drive) cages for up to 6 hard disk drives
» HDD cages act as air ducts to take air in more efficiently
» Optional middle 120mm fan bracket to cool graphics cards/CPUs
» Window side panel comes with an optional 120mm fan mount
» Top mounted I/O ports (power, reset, USB, FireWire, Audio in/out)
» Top tray for MP3 player, digital camera, etc.
» Power supply mounts at bottom of case (no PSU included)
» 1x rear 120mm TriCool fan with 3-speed switch control
» 2x front 120mm special black TriCool blue LED fans
» 9x Drive Bays, External 3 x 5.25", Internal 6 x 3.5"
» Fits micro and standard ATX motherboards
» 7 Expansion Slots
» Case Dimensions: 19.4"(H) x 18.4 "(D) x 8.1"(W)
» Drive Bays: 9
» Front Accessible: 3x5.25"
» Internal: 6x3.5"/6x5.25",3x3.5"/9x5.25"
» Expansion Slots: 7
» Cooling System:
» 1 rear (standard) 120mm TriCool fan with 3-speed switch control
» 1 top (standard) 200mm TriCool fan
» 2 front 120mm Blue LED TriCool fans
» 1 (optional) 120mm case fan on the side panel
» Main Board Size: 12"(W)x9.6"(L)
» Weight (net/gross): 31/36 lbs (14.1/16.3 K)
» Motherboards: Standard ATX
» Special Features:
» 200mm Top Panel Fan
» Windowed side panel
» Top USB/FireWire Ports
» Package Includes:
» 1 Tower Case
» 1 Set of screws and motherboard standoffs
» 1 Installation manual